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Crater Bay Cottages

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Lake Bunyonyi | P.O Box 242, Kabale, Uganda
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Detroit, Michigan
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31 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Crater Bay Cottages are an excellent option at Lake Bunyonyi! I stayed for two nights as a solo traveler in January 2016 and had a great time. I stayed in a small cottage right on the lake. The bed was very comfortable and featured a large mosquito net. The blankets were a little shabby, but good enough. And there were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

We have just stayed at Crater Bay Cottages for four nights - would have loved to stay for longer. Beautiful setting and location. Rooms are simple, clean and good value. The staff are all really friendly and helpful, they are always on hand to provide information and help organise transport around the area. Thank you, Claire, it was a wonderful... More 

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

We had stayed at Crater Bay a year earlier and just knew we had to come back. This time was even better than last time. We had become friends with the manager Claire and this time discovered so much more about this wonderful place. We were looking for a real Africa experience - not the safari wild animals, but an... More 

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Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

Crater Bay is a wonderful place to spend holidays. first time i came, i had planned for 1 night and finally stayed a whole week...second time i directly planned for a week....the lake view is amazing....nature beautiful....terraces very welcoming to sit, talk, take some drink or delicious food, read or just enjoy the lake view. The cottages are very nice,... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

I wanted to like this place. It has wonderful lake views, and is right on the shore. It has standalone cottages with their own private roofed deck, great for reading. It is a pretty, quiet spot. The rooms themselves are pretty run down and grungy for the cost ($60). The power to the whole lake went out for two days.... More 

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Rochester, United Kingdom
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11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

We only stayed at Crater Bay Cottages for one night after a failed attempt to cross into Rwanda, but the staff were absolutely lovely. The self contained cottage is $60 a night (with breakfast) and it's mid range for the prices on Bunyonyi Island. Totally worth it if you have been travelling and just need a warm, clean bed, lovely... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

We had a great 3 nights at Crater Bay. Claire greeted and checked us in and was really friendly, helpful and happy to answer what ever questions we had. The other staff were great too. The cottages have great views over the lake and some have private balconies. The grounds are beautiful. We ate here on a few nights and... More 

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Kigali, Rwanda
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14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

I stayed at this hotel when I went to track gorillas in Uganda. The owner/manager Claire personally welcomed us and checked us into the hotel. Rooms were clean and reasonably appointed. We had sundowners at the deck restaurant. The only disappointing issue was that they had no ice, which is not uncommon in most hotels in this area. The food... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Staying at Craterbay was a wonderful experience! The cottage, bed, food and hot water made the stay extremely pleasant and comfortable- definitely value for money. Most importantly, the manager Claire and her staff made us feel right at home. They went all out to help us feel welcomed- their hospitality is first-class! Whether you want something specially done for you... More 

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Kampala, Uganda
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

A very nice and peaceful place to stay at Lake Bunyonyi. The Hotel has a magnificent garden and direct access to the lake for swimming. The staff is very helpful and friendly, also in arranging activities around and on the lake. It's been my second time at the Crater Bay Cottages. Wouldn't go anywhere else.

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